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A Zinn Tidbit From “Dupes” By Kengor

Posted on | May 4, 2013 | 9 Comments

by Smitty

Burkely Herman is turning into a fun interlocutor on twitter since RSM delivered him a jolly spanking earlier today. There has been some feedback from BH. I’d like to chip in a paragraph from Paul Kengor’s “Dupes”

. . .Dr. Howard Zinn, a Boston University Professor. Zinn is an interesting case. He had been a World War II bombardier, a patriot, who went on to attend Columbia University for graduate school on the GI Bill, where he earned a master’s degree and a doctorate. With Columbia’s training, Zinn was primed for another kind of service. His work found a captive audience in POW camps in Hanoi, where the Vietcong so admired his arguments that it provided his material to detained airmen (that is, downed bombardiers). Specifically, the Vietcong stocked the prison library with Zinn’s book Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal. He eventually became a runaway bestselling historian, with his leftist work A People’s History of the United States a staple for many high-school history teachers and devoured by liberal college students. (p. 311)

Props to Zinn’s capitalism. I hope he enjoyed all of the money.
One wonders how much time Zinn spent at Columbia with the godless Commies. . .


9 Responses to “A Zinn Tidbit From “Dupes” By Kengor”

  1. BobBelvedere
    May 5th, 2013 @ 12:01 am

    RT @smitty_one_each A Zinn Tidbit From “Dupes” By Kengor #TCOT

  2. JeffWeimer
    May 5th, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    Reading BH’s response, two things are clear: He read the comments and didn’t read the whole of Stacy’s piece, or else he would have actually understood my comment.

  3. richard mcenroe
    May 5th, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Does BH remind anyone else of the putz in Animal Housewho gets his guitar smashed, only with weaker wrists?

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 5th, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    BH is just thrilled anyone gives a shit what he has to say.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    May 5th, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    Love the avatar.

  6. JeffWeimer
    May 5th, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    Well my boss said I had to have 34 pieces of flair, so…..

  7. Garym
    May 5th, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    Nice Office Space reference.

  8. Mike G.
    May 5th, 2013 @ 11:39 pm

    What I told him was…Son, come back after you’ve raised a family and paid a few years of taxes.

  9. Snickle Doodle
    May 7th, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    Give the twitter user a break. It seems from what I can discern that these tweets are only a small part if his total 14K+ amount he’s tweeted since his account was created. I find it interesting this article links to the response but never rebuts ANY of the claims made except quoting that Zinn supposedly went to POW camps which I don’t think is even correct.